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Online Under 21 Open Mics 

In order to keep each other safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Youth Speaks is moving its Under 21 Open Mics online. This is a chance for anyone 21 years old and younger to share what’s most urgent to them in a safe(r) and brave(r) space. We are excited to spit, listen, and show each other love from the comfort of our phones and laptops. Read below for everything you need to know to participate in our online open mics! If you have any questions, hit

When: Friday, April 10, 6 pm – 8 pm PST
Where: On the internet!
Who: 13 – 24 year-olds only

How Do I Get On The Mic!?

  1. If you want to share your work, let us know on the registration form!
  2. We have 15 open slots, first 5 folks are guaranteed a spot on the mic! Not everyone who signs up is guaranteed to spit. We will be prioritizing Bay Area youth and doing our best to have an equitable balance of voices on the mic.
  3. Each performer has up to 5 MINUTES on the mic!


How Do I Watch The Open Mic?

  1. First things first: you must be 24 years old or younger to join as an audience member and 21 years old or younger to get on the mic!
  2. Register for the Youth Speaks open mic at least 2 hours before the open mic begins
  3. Download the Zoom app to your device (
  4. Create a Zoom account using your email address (
  5. Check your email for the Zoom link (sent at least 30 minutes before the event begins)
  6. Click it and enjoy the open mic. You made it!